Tag Archives: capsule wardrobe

A Capsule Wardrobe | Black Blazer

February 13, 2015

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I’m minimizing my closet and building a capsule wardrobe from scratch. I’m following the 5-Piece French Wardrobe concept of only buying five new trend or statement pieces each season. But first I need a wardrobe of strong basics. Plus, I love basics, so it’s all good. Read the full series here.

I’ve finally found a black blazer than I LOVE. And I’ve been on the hunt for a while. Although I consider a black blazer to be a staple in any wardrobe, I’ve never found one that I really liked. I included it in my basics for wardrobe for a/w, in the hope that I find one to add to my collection. I was looking for something that I could dress up, but that I would also be comfortable throwing on with a casual outfit. I fell in love with this on Aritzia, but it seemed a bit excessive to get it imported from Canada (not to mention attempting to return it if it didn’t fit). So I got to hunting for something a little closer to home, and found one almost identical on ASOS. And it was a fraction of the price. Yay! Meet the newest addition to my basics wardrobe…

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blazer | tee | jeans (similar) | belt | heels (zara – old) | scarf (gap old)

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Rips ii

February 8, 2015

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This is one of my favourite casual weekend outfit based on my capsule wardrobe. The skinny jean is almost always the main ingredient in my daily uniform. And I don’t give my blue pairs as much love as I should. I still haven’t torn into my old black jeans, but I did pick up a ready-ripped blue pair on ASOS in the sale (£16 at the time! Such a bargain!). Adding some rips to my wardrobe definitely gives me some more versatility.

Jeans | Jumper | Coat – Zara Sold Out (similar) | Converse | Lipstick

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Rips

February 4, 2015

I wear black skinny jeans almost every day, and yet there’s not a ripped knee or distressed seam in sight… What I do have is a pair of rather old and very faded, once black Topshop Leigh Jeans (a classic), which could use a makeover. So some DIY might be happening soon… In the meantime, a little inspo from the blogosphere:

andy-heart-black-ripped-skinny-jeansAndy Heart

figtny-black-ripped-skinny-jeansFIGTNY

modern-legacy-black-ripped-skinny-jeansModern Legacy

tumblr-black-ripped-skinny-jeansVia Tumblr

maja-wyh-black-ripped-skinny-jeansMaja Wyh via WhoWhatWear

sincerely-jules-black-ripped-skinny-jeansSincerely Jules

josefin-dahlberg-black-ripped-skinny-jeansJosefin Dahlberg

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